YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Names Derrick J. Stewart as New CEO

41-year-old Stewart has been CEO of the YMCA of Southwestern IN for 10 years

Derrick J. Stewart has been named the new president and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis effective Feb. 4, 2019. Selected by the Y’s Board of Directors following a five-month national search, Stewart will succeed Eric Ellsworth who will st... Read More

Design a T-Shirt for the Ransburg Y

Submit your T-shirt design, and you just might win!

The Ransburg YMCA is hosting a T-Shirt Design Contest in anticipation of its 60th anniversary in 2019. The design is open for interpretation and should showcase what the Ransburg YMCA means to the community and its members. Submit designs by Dec. ... Read More

Towering “SALUTE” Sculpture Greets Veterans, YMCA Guests

Artist selected from national pool

A stunning 8-foot SALUTE sculpture was unveiled today at the entrance to the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA, which is scheduled to open on Dec. 3 as the first Y in the country to house a Veterans Administration medical clinic. Artist selected from nation... Read More

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!

Join the staff, volunteers and sponsors for Breakfast with Santa at the YMCA at the Athenaeum on December 8!

In its 22nd year, the YMCA at the Athenaeum’s Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 8 will provide a memorable experience for guests from area homeless and domestic violence shelters, as well as underserved neighborhoods thanks to hard work from nearly 150... Read More

YMCA Honors Veterans with Food, Fitness, Pageantry

8-foot “Salute!” Sculpture to be unveiled at OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA Nov. 10

A series of YMCA events to honor veterans will culminate with the unveiling of a remarkable 8-foot Salute! sculpture on Nov. 10 at the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA, scheduled to open Dec. 3. Commissioned by the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the In... Read More

18th Annual YMCA Holiday Toy Drive presented by Tom Wood

Do you need help with Holiday Assistance?

Santa hopes to deliver toys to more than 1,000 families in need this holiday season. 12 area YMCAs are collecting new toys through Dec. 13 for the 18th annual YMCA Toy Drive event presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group. "Even the smallest gift can m... Read More

Eli Lilly Gives Back to YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Over 100 volunteers gave 13 hours of service to brighten Indy and YMCA camp

Eli Lilly gives back to the Indianapolis community during Global Day of Service Every day, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis engages hundreds and thousands of people, from all walks of life. Whether it be helping a cancer survivor find their physical... Read More

Nothing Holds Jaide Back

Youth basketball and great coaching create a great experience for the Johnsons

Like most families, Cheryl Johnson started her kids off at the YMCA in Summer Day Camp for something to do for the summer, but it quickly grew into more! The Next Step Learning how to swim was the next step for the Johnsons. Cheryl chose private sw... Read More

OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA to Open Dec. 3

Exciting events to celebrate the grand opening

After years of planning and months of construction, the OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA is on schedule to open on Dec. 3, 2018, at 5315 N. Lafayette Rd. in Indianapolis. Lots of Amenities The new two-story, 56,000 square-foot YMCA will have an indoor po... Read More

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin Soon

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Classes Begin Soon at 8 Locations

Months of coaching, classroom training help at-risk adults make lifesaving changes Prediabetes threatens over 1/3 of American adults and most don’t even know they’re at risk. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides proven, community-ba... Read More

Free ‘LIVESTRONG at the YMCA’ Programs Starting Soon

Adult cancer patients gain confidence, camaraderie and strength in 12-week program

Free LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programs to help cancer survivors, literally, get back on their feet programs, will begin soon at six locations across Central Indiana, including the Ransburg YMCA, thanks to an anonymous $10,000 donation to bring the prog... Read More

12 Quirky New Events at the YMCA

Lightsabers, bunnies, dogs and kickball

You can always play ball, send the kids to camp and go for a swim at the YMCA, but have you seen this baker's dozen of quirky new events coming up? Some are oddly weird, but will no doubt be quite fun! Aug. 24 – 26 – Indy International Light... Read More

100 Part-Time Positions Open

Fitness instructors, lifeguards, guest services, housekeeping, youth and activity leaders, and more

More than 100 people are needed to help run the new two-story, 56,500-square-foot OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA when it opens on Dec. 3 on Lafayette Rd. in Indy’s Pike Township in December 2018. The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will host a two-day Job ... Read More

Have College Students Fall Clean For You!

Gardening, weeding, painting and more- Intercollegiate YMCA

For a donation, you can tap into UIndy, Butler, IUPUI, and Ivy Tech students and other volunteer groups to clean and help with outdoor projects this fall. Four dates available: September 22 October 6 October 20 October 27 Spots will... Read More

New Y-Future Leaders groups begin soon, enroll today

Indy 5th grader: "The Y-Future Leaders Program changed my life"

The Avondale Meadows YMCA Y-Future leaders program is a social skills and character development program that can transform the life of youth ages 14-19 who've been involved in or are at risk of entering the Juvenile Court system. The teens get to do ... Read More

YMCA President and CEO Eric Ellsworth Announces His Retirement

National search is underway to fill position by year’s end

Eric Ellsworth, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, has announced plans to retire at the end of 2018. The 63-year-old, Evansville, IN, native has served as CEO in Indianapolis for nearly 13 years and has been with the [caption... Read More

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, a Snapshot

Circle City and the YMCA have come full circle

The YMCA’s global mission—to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all—has been actively engaged in Central Indiana since 1854, nearly 165 years! The breadth of service and impact is unmatched by many nonprofits. Currently the 19th largest as... Read More

Mark Young, a Veteran, Has Overcome Many Obstacles

Mark has persevered after a stroke, addiction led to homelessness

As a Navy Veteran, Mark has always had good work ethic and drive. He has always had a job and stayed busy until January 5, 2018, when life caught up with him. Mark suffered a stroke due to stress and drug addiction. All of a sudden he had no job whic... Read More

Go from the Pool Back to School with the Y

Movie nights, campouts, rodeos and picnics keep summer fun alive when school starts

It’s about that time to go from the pool back to school. While summer may be ending, your fun at the Y doesn’t have to. Check out these events to keep your health and social life right on track when the kids go back to school. Celebrate School &... Read More

Don’t Let Summer Fly by Without Doing These Things

Pool parties, slip-n-slides, boat races!

Try something new and make lasting memories at these out-of-the-ordinary summer events and games. To start, the first day of the 2nd Summer Session of Y sports, classes and leagues and the last day to register on July 16. These are open to everyone w... Read More